It’s exciting to come across music that’s special and blog-worthy like Railroad Fever’s ‘Things You Lost’. Yes, finding GREAT music can really make your day.
‘Things You Lost’ opens with “Gone Are The Days” a song that unleashes a powerful, rugged, genuine voice (“it ain’t your fault but it might be mine”) that will immediately catch your ears’ attention and command your interest. The next song, “Every Single Day” showcases a softer side of Railroad Fever which is nice. The marching drummed beat on “Left Of Nowhere” really stands out on that song adding another dimension. Aww, “Saint Dorothy’s Shame” is one of my favorite songs on ‘Things You Lost’. This song has it all – beautifully played pedal steel, sweet harmonies, angelic female vocals, and it all sounds so phenomenal together. Also, the harmonica heard on “Consequential Blues” is brilliantly executed.
Most of the songs on ‘Things You Lost’ have great harmonies and excellent backing vocals which is a great quality. I believe the lead vocals change a few times throughout the album adding to Railroad Fever’s musical diversity and helps keep their sound fresh. There is a certain level of realness to Railroad Fever’s songwriting that makes their music even more interesting and believable.
After listening to this entire album you will realize ‘Things You Lost’ is a wonderful release from Railroad Fever. You will like this album for its authentic feel and solid folk rock, roots rock, Americana styling. The only thing you might not like about this album is how quickly the album ends – then your ears are sadden and left wanting more Railroad Fever music. And soon you will know (or simply be reminded) just how genius the repeat feature truly is.
Thank you, Railroad Fever, and the cast of musicians that are featured on this album: Dan Collins, Tom Spiker, Jamie Gallagher, Kevin Hanson, Michael Morrow, Raphael Cutrufello, Joe Innes, and everyone else – for sharing ‘Things You Lost’ for all us music fans to hear.